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Frenzied is the word....

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“He’s in Hawaii right now. We’re out in the cold and the rain and the wind because we care about America, he’s out there. He just finished his 90th round of golf,”

And once again Romney can't talk about what he would do to make the nation better (and by the way, Mittens, Hawaii is part of the US!), just preach the kind of hate that will score him a few points among the clueless. But hey, this is a guy who thinks Europe is a nation, not a continent, and who thinks a corporation is a person.

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If Romney has the international left worked up he is definitely hitting the right notes.

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“He’s in Hawaii right now. We’re out in the cold and the rain and the wind because we care about America, he’s out there. He just finished his 90th round of golf,”

Cost to the US taxpayer: 4 million dollars. But it's not the president's fault entirely. His wife calls the shots...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077625/Michelle-Obama-insisted-4m-getaway-Hawaii-husband-wanted-local-holiday.html

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If Romney has the international left worked up he is definitely hitting the right notes.

After running for president for six years, Romney has managed to work up approximately no one. That's not entirely his fault, though; he belongs to a party that runs through a thrill a month - looks like Santorum is next, and good timing for him, what with the caucus and all! He won't last, though. Romney will be the next McCain - and remember what happened to McCain.

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Mitt Romney: "He ( President Barack Obama ) ( can you believe that? ) just finished his 90th round of golf"

Good for him! What was his score?

"Romney will be the next McCain"

Yeah? First, he has to secure the nomination, and if he does, his VP candidate will not be "the dolt" Sarah Palin. That being said, really, who can beat Obama? I mean, even if Herman Cain had vast foreign policy experience and no bimbo troubles to complement his business successes, he couldn't overcome Obama's charisma.

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"On the Democratic side... Obama is unopposed"

No other Democrat has anywhere near the charisma of O.

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I mean, even if Herman Cain had vast foreign policy experience and no bimbo troubles

In other words, Cain exhibited all of Bill Clinton's worst qualities with absolutely none of his redeeming ones.

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Perhaps yabits can tell us what Bill Clinton's redeeming qualities are, lol.

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yabits: "In other words, Cain exhibited all of Bil Clinton's worst qualities with absolutely none of his redeeming ones"

Sorry, Bill Clinton is irrelevent here.

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"Undecided Maura Kentworthy, 35, told AFP at the rally that she voted for Obama in 2008... but will not support him next year "unless something drastically changes."

Why would that be?

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Seems one of the reasons why Romney is pushing the 'Obama is playing golf on his vacation' thing so hard is because he needs to cover the embarrassment of his son's stupidity (runs in the family, I guess).

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So, yabits/smith, why do you think will Maura Kentworthy, who voted for Obama in 2008, not support him next year "unless something drastically changes"?

smith: "his son's stupidity ( runs in the family, I guess"

So you're saying Romney is stupid, eh? LOL.

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Serrano: "So you're saying Romney is stupid, eh? LOL"

Yes. The guy thinks a company is a person and Europe a country. Guess you have to leave intellect at the door when you join the GOP ranks.

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Serrano: "So, yabits/smith, why do you think will Maura Kentworthy, who voted for Obama in 2008, not support him next year "unless something drastically changes"?"

Because like many she's upset nothing has changed due to Republican filibustering and stopping it from happening. People who vote for someone simply because they're tired of what was before, without voting for the person him/herself, are going to be disappointed regardless, especially with the motley crew the GOP has running. She certainly wouldn't be doing herself or anyone else in the USA any justice by voting for whichever fool wins the GOP ticket, so my guess is she either won't vote or will vote again for Obama and just not mention it.

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So, yabits/smith, why do you think will Maura Kentworthy, who voted for Obama in 2008, not support him next year "unless something drastically changes"?

Maura is leaving the door open and is willing to be convinced. Unlike a majority of Republicans, she sympathizes with the serious problems thrust upon President Obama by the previous debacle of an administration.

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So the light has been turned on the Gingrich campaign and he's been shown for the cockroach he is. Back to the bottom with the Newt. Now it's little Ricky Santorum and his Google problem's turn to show the world what a turd he is.

It's like the republicans are racing to the bottom of the barrel.

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"We're out in the cold and the rain and the wind because we care about America...."

In fact Romney is in Iowa because he thinks he can win it. If he didn't he would stay away and pretend Tuesday's vote was of no consequence. What happened to him there in 2008 was really rather embarrassing, after dropping a wad to win it he was trumped by Mike Huckabee.

Stranger things have happened, but I think Romney's effort to play the "I'm Joe Sixpack" card will come to naught. This is a guy, after all, who owns more homes than John McCain. And none of them are in Iowa or anywhere close to it.

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smith: "The guy thinks a company is a person and Europe a country."

He does not. That is a figment of your imagination, smith.

smith: "she's upset nothing has changed due to Republican filibustering"

yabits: "she symphasizes with the serious problems thrust upon President Obama by the previous debacle of an ( the Bush ) administration"

So she isn't going to vote for Obama because of the Republicans/the Bush administration! I see! Har!

You guys are unwilling to admit that the woman is dissatisfied with Obama because his policies are a disaster.

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You guys are unwilling to admit that the woman is dissatisfied with Obama because his policies are a disaster.

Helped save the banking/financial system from collapse, helped save the U.S. auto industry, kept America safe, etc., etc. etc.

Maura didn't say she was supporting Republicans. Give her 30 minutes with some of these moronic conservatives with a sixth-grader's mentality and she'll come around quick. Har, indeed.

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smith: "The guy thinks a company is a person ....."

He does not. That is a figment of your imagination, smith.

No, it's part of the public record (unless you live in a world where you recreate your own reality). In Iowa last summer in response to a suggestion that taxes be raised on corporations Romney said, "Corporations are people, my friend."

Some people in the front of the audience shouted, "No, they're not!"

"Of course they are," Romney countered. "Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people."

That's going to be a harder sell in a world where downsizing and outsourcing of jobs are common corporate cost cutting strategies. Jobs go to places like India all the time, though you never hear of any CEO moving there. I think it was Mike Huckabee who had the best TV advertisement in this regard when he asked viewers, "Do you want to vote for a the guy who looks like someone you work with or the suit who laid you off?"

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Jobs go to places like India all the time, though you never hear of any CEO moving there.

Companies get driven overseas for many reasons, taxes and regulatory burdens are near the top. Steve Jobs was right. It is easier to start a company in China than in Obama's America. Jobs also predicted Obama was a one-term president. I would have to agree. As bad as the current repub field is the party will unite behind the eventual winner. Romney needs only to hammer home a single theme - Obama and the Dems have nearly destroyed the economy. 47 percent unemployment for Americans under 30. Absolutely disastrous. 85 percent of college grads returning home after graduation. It is not the America the vast majority of us grew up in. Our president is clueless.

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"Companies get driven overseas for many reasons, taxes and regulatory burdens are near the top."

It's the lure of lower wages in developing countries that is the big draw. Workers in developed countries are no longer shielded from competition in the Third World, that's a big difference from the America "the vast majority of us grew up in."

Incidentally, Steve Jobs also defended the work conditions in a Taiwanese-run factory in China where iphones/pads are assembled after 13 employees committed suicide in 2010. Investigators found the conditions less defensible. They included exposure to hazardous materials, 12 hour days on your feet and 25 workers to a dormitory room. No overtime was paid no matter how many extra hours were tacked on to the workday.

Sure, China's a great place to start a business. No onerous regulations. And what do consumers get? Lead paint in children's toys and melamine in baby formula that killed scores of Chinese children.

It's unfortunate so few of those who promote the "government is the problem" view have the critical thinking skills to see where their philosophy would take us. Romney warns about becoming Europe, but you want to make us into China. That's not the America I grew up in.

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47 percent unemployment for Americans under 30. Absolutely disastrous. 85 percent of college grads returning home after graduation.

BTW, where did you get these figures? If they were really accurate then the OWS movement would win universal praise instead of being dismissed as "full of youthful slackers without any work ethic."

A google search will reveal that most people think the US economy contracted at 6.8 percent during the last quarter of 2008. That was before Obama came into office and was confronted with the consequences. Since 2010, the Republicans have had their input in Congress. They haven't seemed terribly concerned about unemployed Americans frankly.

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47 percent unemployment for Americans under 30. Absolutely disastrous. 85 percent of college grads returning home after graduation.

BTW, where did you get these figures?

Time confirms both figures I cited

"In fact, according to a poll conducted by consulting firm Twentysomething Inc., some 85% of graduates will soon remember what Mom’s cooking tastes like."

"Times are undeniably tough. Reports have placed the unemployment rate for the under-25 group as high as 54%."

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/10/survey-85-of-new-college-grads-moving-back-in-with-mom-and-dad/#ixzz1iH4CSDUR

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"Corporations are people, my friend."

I have no serious problem with Romney's quote. It is far, far more in line with what the majority of Americans believe than the sentiments in the very telling quote from Obama's wholly unwarranted first autobiography in which his only experience in the private sector, as a glorified copywriter somewhere in New York, is described as follows

"Eventually a consulting house to multinational corporations agreed to hire me as a research assistant. Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhattan office..."

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truthreallymatters:

Now it's little Ricky Santorum and his Google problem's turn to show the world what a turd he is.

I'm assuming it's Santorum's stance on gay marriage that has the far Left so worked up they'd spend hours google-bombing the guy's name and recommending the fruits of their oh-so-clever - and "tolerant" - efforts. Procedurally though, you could say that Obama, whose views on the issue of gay marriage are 'evolving' (wink-wink), has done every bit as much as Santorum to help those 'oppressed' by opposition to gay marriage - which is to say zero. i guess that makes your boy Obama also something of 'a turd'.

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Never heard of the firm, Twentysomething, that conducted the poll on college grads. As a former writing teacher, I noted their statement is strung together with big words that, upon reflection, add up to nothing except a feeble attempt at self-promotion. Use the word "unique" sparingly. Also, the word "collage" is misused:

Twentysomething Inc. is a prestigious, world-renowned management consultancy that uniquely bridges corporate goals with the realities of today's young adults. Our firm focuses exclusively on this unique collage, advising forward-thinking organizations on how to fully realize their goals, visions and overall potential.

The pollsters also overlook the fact many college kids live at home while completing their undergrad degrees. In other words, they never left home in the first place.

As for Santorum, he received national attention by claiming homosexuality would lead to bestality (sex with animals). Elsewhere, he warned:

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything," Santorum said in the AP interview, which was published Monday.

The slippery slope scenario which has no scientific or legal basis. Adultery occurs in heterosexual families (ask Newt Gingrich) and sadly, so does incest. The problem for social conservatives is they want a nanny state policing what goes on between consenting adults. There's a contradiction that needs to be addressed.

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Never heard of the firm, Twentysomething, that conducted the poll on college grads. As a former writing teacher, I noted their statement is strung together with big words that, upon reflection, add up to nothing except a feeble attempt at self-promotion. Use the word "unique" sparingly. Also, the word "collage" is misused:

That's a real nice try but a wasted effort. It is as easy as a google search :

85 percent gollege grads moving back home 2011

Up comes HuffPo, Boston.com, NYPost,bizjournals.com etc. to confirm what I wrote. Have to laugh.

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I don't care who cited the study in the material they buy (a growing problem on the web where there's less and less original stuff). Having dabbled a bit in creating surveys myself, I know the importance of words. If you use "pro-choice" versus "abortion," for example, you will get different results. When the firm, which has no name recognition in the survey business, puts out a statement which mangles the English language, I don't take it seriously. One could say they have an interest in such a result, given their focus on the youth market. More business might come their way as a result of this statistic. What are young people doing type questions. Built in bias.

It's unfortunate American critical thinking skills seem to have atrophied. My sister-in-law also quoted that Obama "I feel like I'm behind enemy lines" extract from his book as evidence of his anti-business bias. She certainly didn't read it, nor presumably did the poster who quoted it disparagingly here. They are just part of an echo chamber to disseminate talking points. I reminded her that she had told me she felt like a failure when her daughter announced she wanted to become a lawyer. Had her daughter sent her such a message on her first day of work, she would have been elated. She was stumped when I asked her how things were so different when Obama acknowledged such feelings.

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More business might come their way as a result of this statistic. What are young people doing type questions. Built in bias.

IOW - you implicitly trust Beltways Dems, comfortably ensconced in DC and still living in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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